Program on the Lakes of East Africa (PLEA) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 384 large

Dates

  • 1979-1998 (Creation)

Extents

  • 8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    8 boxes.

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Program on the Lakes of East Africa (PLEA) papers, MSS 384, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift; David Wiley, Anne Ferguson & Bill Derman; African Studies Center, Michigan State University; ca. 2008.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Joe Lauer in 2011, additional processing done by London Wilson and Leslie Behm in Summer 2012.

  • Biographical / Historical

    In 1990, the Program on the Lakes of East Africa (PLEA) began as a research and a development project under the MSU ASC. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the project was designed to facilitate research, training, and service collaboration with the fisheries of Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. This collaboration has used anthropological and sociological approaches to study of the lakeside peoples of the countries owning the fisheries of Lakes Victoria and Malawi. Special emphasis is given to fisheries management and development, gender issues in development, the socioeconomic impact of introducing new fish species, the relations of production tied to these lakes, and the impacts of the global fish markets on these African fisheries. PLEA has operated in collaboration with the Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Kisumu), the Malawi Fisheries Research Institute, the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (Mwanza), and the Fisheries Research Institute of Uganda (Jinja).

  • Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, notes and some of the documents collected by David Wiley, Anne Ferguson and Bill Derman while working on the African Studies Center's Program on the Lakes of East Africa (PLEA), in collaboration with the Kenyan Marine Fisheries Research Institute (Kisumu), the Malawi Fisheries Research Institute, the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (Mwanza), and the Fisheries Research Institute of Uganda (Jinja). PLEA was funded (1992-1998) by the MacArthur Foundation.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged by Africana Library into 4 broad categories: 1. General correspondence and notes about Program. 2. Lake Malawi correspondence, research notes and reports. 3. Lake Victoria correspondence, research notes and reports. 4. External documents of unpublished or rare ephemera and notes on Program databases.

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